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Smug Bastard

A Hero Club Novel
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

It was my time, a cross-country drive heading home for my brother’s wedding to figure out my life after college. Me, my dog named Goat, and the open road. That’s all I wanted.

He wasn’t supposed to be part of it. My older brother’s high-school friend and my sister’s ex. The cocky boy my 11-year-old-self hated.

The infamous Smith Blackburn, a.k.a. Smug Bastard. The guy every girl wanted to be with and every guy wanted to be.

The day after graduation, he left town and disappeared, losing contact with my family. But nine years later, he resurfaces and becomes a thorn in my side once again.

After his motorcycle breaks down, my older siblings convince me to let him ride home with me. Kyle wants his old buddy at his wedding, and Kasey, still carrying a torch for him, wants nothing more than to see him again, convinced they are meant to be. It’s the last thing in the world I want, but I learned long ago going up against the powerhouse twins is futile.

After nine years, we’ve both grown up, but our mutual dislike lingers. Though I can’t deny he is the sexiest man I have ever seen in my life. His piercing blue eyes, gorgeous rugged face, and muscular, tall figure belong on magazine covers. But he’s still a smug bastard, and I’m still the annoying little “Baby K”.

Spending every minute together in a tiny camper van starts to twist the lines of hate, igniting feelings and passions I’ve never felt before, shoving me out of my safety bubble. Tension grows, and nights are filled with strain and forbidden desire.

But I can feel him holding back. Cagey and cryptic, Smith’s dark past hints at the surface.

When it finds us, nothing could have prepared me for the truth - the secrets that flip everything upside down.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for him.

He was never meant to be mine. 

©2020 Stacey Marie Brown and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
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Awesome characters

Awesome characters, real and deep, love the tie in with Chance and Aubrey, two of my Faves.!! This book was very well done.!

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Good Story Great Narration

Another Hero Club story that I really liked. This one is a forced-proximity/road trip story that had just the right amount of angst .
Narration by Maxine Mitchell and Jason Clarke. Maxine is simply the best and Jason is always great.

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Hmmm...

How do I explain my rating without spoiling the story??? First half is a roadtrip where he wants her -she wants him; but we can. His dark past, not so dark. Jealous ex doing the usual story bending and the leading as usual doesn't get the truth first hand. The past problem of the male lead was too familiar, almost exactly like a book I've read years ago, so much so that I knew exactly who did what to who. Reading with Audiable Escape for free yes.

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Another Bastard hero club 📖

Another great story with 2 of my favorite narrators.. Jason Clarke can do all of the narration 4 the escape package n I’ll be the happiest person ever 🥰🥰. Can’t wait for the next one